The multidisciplinary psychosocial cancer research group (MOPSY) was formed in 2011 when a funding application was submitted for a project titled QPro: Psychosocial dimensions of treatment and care-decisions of localized prostate cancer. The project was led by Professor Teuvo Tammela (University of Tampere) and with the application we secured funding from the Pirkanmaa Cancer Association for 2012-2014. From that point onwards, the research group has expanded both in terms of members and areas of research. The group takes a multidisciplinary and multimethod approach as it studies the impact of cancer on people’s lives; the ways in which patients attempt to cope with treatment side-effects; and how they manage the uncertainties caused by the illness. The group consists of researchers from different disciplines, including public health, medicine, gender studies, social work, health sociology, nursing sciences, health policy and social gerontology.
If you want to know more about our research, the group member’s contact details can be found below and a full list of our publications can be found here.
MOPSY’s ongoing research projects:
- QPro3: Life-satisfaction after prostate cancer treatments: a follow-up study with interview and survey data (2017- )
For more information, contact the project coordinator(s): Anna-Maija Talvitie or Laura Lahti
- Public health services and voluntary sector organisations as the providers of psychosocial support for cancer patients (2018- )
For more information, contact the project coordinator(s): Eeva Harju or Marjaana Jones
- Measuring Oncological Value of Exercise and Statin (MOVES) (2022-) For more information, contact the project coordinator: Annastiina Hakulinen
Ilkka Pietilä, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna Ojala, PhD, email@example.com
Teuvo Tammela, Professor and Chief of Urology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eeva Harju, PhD, email@example.com
Suvi Holmberg, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marjaana Jones, PhD, email@example.com
Anna-Maija Talvitie, M.H.Sc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Talvitie is working as a doctoral researcher at Tampere University. Her field of study is health sociology, and the research focuses on prostate cancer patients’ quality of life after receiving cancer treatment. Anna-Maija is especially interested in quality of life measurements, and different methodological approaches that can be applied to the study. She is currently collecting longitudinal interview data for QPro3-project, and also takes part in a collaboration project with Tampere University and Mehiläinen which is a private health care service provider.
Laura Lahti, M.H.Sc., email@example.com
Laura Lahti is working as a doctoral researcher at Tampere University. Her field of study is health sociology, and the research focuses on age and aging as part of living with prostate cancer. She is responsible for the questionnaire data collection of QPro3 project. Lahti also collects and analyzes the interview data for several projects. She will work in a cooperation project between Tampere University and Mehiläinen starting in 2023. The aim of the project is to find out the social support needs of men undergoing PSA testing.
Annastiina Hakulinen, M.H.Sc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Raisa Jurva, M.Soc.Sc, email@example.com